What do you most enjoy working for FM Conway?
I have been at FM Conway for 10 years now and every day has been different, yet the family culture has continuously grown. What I love most about my role is how varied the work is, allowing me to learn new things and meet new people every day.
My role also provides me with new challenges, such as confined space work. This could be cleaning out surface water tanks or cleaning out the large brick Victorian sewers of Brighton. As well as the challenge, I love the fellow crews who I get to work alongside during the projects. Their range of knowledge, personalities and experience ensures we can complete the jobs on time and to perfection!
What are you responsible for?
I’m now responsible for looking after FM Conway’s operatives within CCTV and confined space work. Using my experience and what I have learned over my 16 years in the drainage industry, I really strive to provide professional guidance to my team and ensure we deliver an exceptional service.
What do you see as a growing trend within your specialism over the next five years?
There is definitely a growing trend towards more advanced ways of surveying using laser profiling, which we have recently introduced at FM Conway. We are now able to laser profile using our new cleverscan – which profiles manhole chambers.
What skills do you need to be good at your job?
You need to be a good communicator as the role requires a lot of challenging tasks whilst working within a team, therefore your ability to work effectively with those around you is key. You need to be comfortable working in confined spaces and at height. Interestingly some manhole chambers can be very deep and may have several platforms on the way down or may not have any platforms at all. You should be able to think outside the box when working on complex jobs.
What are you passionate about outside of work?
Family comes first and that includes my dog Ronnie the Cockerpoo. I love being outside walking, as well as sitting around a bonfire listening to 60s, 70s, and 80s music.
What might someone be surprised to know about you?
I love watching University Challenge